Move of the Month from SVPT Fitness: Lateral Lunge

Most exercise works on the same plane of motion – either forwards or backwards (sagittal plane). We tend to forget moving laterally, or to the side (frontal plane). Moving in different planes of motion helps to keep you mobile and able to perform more advanced movements, especially in sports.

The lateral lunge is great for strengthening the outside of your hips, specifically the abductors and glutes, which are important stabilizer muscles for the hip joint. It also provides an active stretch for the adductors and groin.

Keys to Success:
*sink into the hip of the lunging leg, activating the glute to drive up
*be sure not to drop the chest too far forward
*aim for 8-12 reps per leg, for 3-4 sets


By SVPT Fitness & Athletics

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